Love eco-friendly weddings, probably just as much as I love vintage weddings! Their 60’s psychedelic styled invitations and vinyl record save-the-date “cards” (!) set the tone for Katie and Josh’s modern chic affair. Katie’s dress is one of my favorite wedding gowns ever…it’s the Scarlet by Monique Lhuillier. Shot by the talented Annie McElwain.
Katie’s advice to those who planning their weddings:
My first piece of advice for new brides would be to figure out what you and your future husband love and marry those idea’s. My greatest achievement with planning our wedding was that I was able to incorporate my loves, his loves, and our loves.
Secondly, when looking for a dress try to only bring one other person that knows you well or go alone. The dress you wear should be the dress you pick and love, not what other people say looks best. After you’ve decided on one, then bring whomever you’d like to see it. Of course everyone is different, but that’s what worked best for me and ultimately with friends of mine that were recently married.
Thirdly, try to have fun! Wedding planning doesn’t need to be stressful, just ask for help where you need it. And lastly, trust your instincts. You know you and your fiance best. My wedding was also 80% Eco Friendly. If you are looking to have a “green” wedding, it can be done without compromising your style.
Wedding Planner: Camilla Ghedini / Florist: Gilly’s Flowers / Photography: Annie McElwain / Caterer: Eco-Caters / Hair and Makeup: Rebecca DuMoulin (email@example.com) / Rabbi: Rabbi Jay Levi / DJ: Howie Pyro (firstname.lastname@example.org): Video DJ: Chris Holmes (email@example.com) / Venue: The Smog Shoppe / Rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals Invitations, Save the Dates, Place Cards, and Table Numbers: Michael Kendrick (if anyone should ask for his info, please let Katie know in the comment section) / Cake: The Cake Diva’s (organic, gluten free, sugar free) / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Wedding Shoes: Lanvin / Groom’s Suit: J. Lindeberg / Shoes: Barney’s New York / Bridemaids Dresses: Diane Von Furstenberg